About Capri Hospital

Professional Care in a Family like Environment.

With the right help ANYONE can recover!

For 15 years we have been providing comprehensive treatment for a range of substance use, gambling, dual diagnosis and mental health disorders.

Both Substance Use and Mental Health streams consist of 3 to 4 weeks of residential medical and psychological care, intensive outpatient services and extended care options.

We offer professional care in a family-like environment. We have psychiatrists, specialist doctors, 24 hour nursing, specialty counsellors, social workers and recovery coaches.

Medical Specialists

Professor Brian McAvoy – Medical Specialist
Professor Brian McAvoy FAChAM, FRCP, FRNZCGP. Brian graduated from Glasgow University and has postgraduate qualifications in Addiction Medicine and General Practice. He was Foundation Professor of General Practice in Auckland Medical School and has extensive Clinical, Teaching and Research experience in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. He has been an advisor to the World Health Organization and is a member of The International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM).

Dr Siale Foliaki, Mental Health Clinical Director and Psychiatrist
Dr Siale Foliaki (MBChB FRANZCP) is a graduate of the Otago University School of Medicine. He has twenty years of experience in Mental Health and Addiction medicine. He has a long association with Capri Trust over many years and is committed to evidenced based practice consistent with international best practice guidelines for the treatment of people who experience mental illness and addictive disorders. Dr Foliaki is a Fellow of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISA) He is able to provide assessments for all clients that come through Capri Hospital and is available for outpatient consultation in the following speciality areas.

Dr Deborah Waxman – Medical Director
A fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, with a special interest in Addiction Medicine. Qualified in 1992 with an Honours degree in Medical Sciences and then in 1994 with my degrees in Medicine and Surgery in Nottingham, England and awarded the "Fisons Special Prize" for the highest marks achieved in her year in Ophthalmology, Dermatology and ENT exams as a medical student. Always with the desire of moving overseas to Australasia, she immigrated to New Zealand in 1996 to work as a House Surgeon and obtained registration with both UK and NZ Medical Councils. Deborah has worked in the Bay of Plenty as a general practitioner until 2009 she moved to Auckland. Deborah’s experience includes services to Police as a Police Medical Officer, prison doctor, a sexual assault examiner for Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care (DSAC), and many appearances as an expert witness for Prosecution as well as Defence Counsel. She has also performed on call services to psychiatry involved in acute psychiatric patient assessment and where necessary application of the Mental Health Act in compulsory admission/treatment orders.

Services & Treatments

Mental Heath (Full spectrum of mental health disorders)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Bulimia
  • Over Eating
  • Dual Diagnosis
Substance Use Disorders
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs illegal or prescription
  • Problem Gambling
What makes Capri Hospital so effective?
  • Medically managed detoxification
  • Short-term residential stay (three to five weeks)
  • Professional Care in a Family like Environment
  • Comprehensive assessment and individual treatment planning
  • Extended residential care available after the primary phase of treatment
  • Three-month intensive outpatient programme
  • Continuing care programme
  • Family Programme
  • Complementary treatments
Therapies Utilised
Capri Hospital utilises a multi-disciplinary team within a therapeutic community type setting. Drawing on evidence based best practice approaches Capri Hospital has developed the HOPE recovery system for the effective treatment of the conditions we treat.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Psychotherapies
  • Life Planning
  • Relapse Prevention Skills
  • Orientation into community support groups
Ongoing Support – Continuing Care
At Capri Hospital we know that "Recovery Activities produce recovery results".
We offer the following after discharge:
  • Weekly professionally led meetings held in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
  • Auckland area consumers also benefit from Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night meetings for the first three months after residential treatment and three groups a day during the mornings.
  • In Hamilton and Tauranga we refer to the Hanmer Outpatient Clinics.
Continuing Care is a very important component of the Capri Hospital Treatment programme and fundamental to achieving long term recovery. Before you leave primary treatment your Case Manager will work with you to formulate a continuing care plan. The plan has a number of areas that we have found very important to achieving and maintaining long term recovery.

What is included in my original treatment programme?
As part of your original residential treatment programme you have access to:

  • Professionally lead weekday outpatient group 10.00–11.00 am
  • Consumer lead weekday outpatient group 11.00–12.00 pm
  • Weekly recovery texts
  • Regular scheduled support phone calls.
  • Principles Group: Tuesday 6.00–7.00 pm
  • Graduations & Weekly Review meeting: Wednesday 6.00–8.00 pm
  • Family Support & Education: Wednesday 6.00–7.00 pm
If attending one of our groups here at Capri, a nutritious lunch meal can be purchased; tickets are available from the office.

  • Post Discharge Consultation meeting with either Dr Rob or Kate Brandram-Adams Christchurch Outpatient Services.
  • Weekly professionally led evening meeting in Christchurch Monday 6.00–7.00pm.
  • Regular scheduled support phone calls.
  • Weekly recovery texts.
  • Post Discharge Consultation with Tommy Benefield Outpatient Services Wellington.
  • Weekly professionally led evening meetings in Wellington Tuesday 6.00–7.00 pm.
  • Regular scheduled support phone calls.
  • Weekly recovery texts
Other Regions
  • Regular scheduled support phone calls.
  • Weekly recovery texts.
  • Referral to local support services.
Call us for a confidential FREE initial consultation and assessment


Certifications – Registrations and Accreditations

1. Charitable Trust – CC37352
2. ISO 9001:2008 – Quality Management
3. New Zealand Ministry of Health

Capri Trust is certified by the Ministry of Health as:

Hospital Care:
  • Mental Health Services
Residential Disability Services:
  • Psychiatric
  • Physical

Contact Info

Mt Wellington, Auckland

Phone09 527 6090
0800 22 77 41
Fax09 527 8664
Street Address
160 Waipuna Rd East
Mt Wellington
Postal Address
PO Box 62044
Sylvia Park
Auckland 1644

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Definitions of Services


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